The performance of a giant and the thirst of a sparrow – the new Mercedes?Benz Citan is the efficient urban delivery van. The new Citan combines minimal CO2 emissions with great driving pleasure as well as great performance and low maintenance costs like no other city van. The standard consumption of the Citan BlueEFFICIENCY is 65.7 mpg – no other urban delivery van with a combustion engine consumes less fuel or produces fewer emissions. Load space of up to 3.8 m³ and a maximum payload of 800 kg are no less remarkable. Perceptible quality and driving dynamics, outstanding safety and economy, exemplary versatility and resilience – the Mercedes?Benz Citan is the new pro among urban delivery vans.
Mercedes?Benz Vans: a full-line supplier thanks to the new Citan
Thanks to the Citan, Mercedes?Benz Vans is now a full range supplier in the van class. The Citan is a smooth progression on from the successful Mercedes-Benz Vito. With the Citan and the established Vito, Sprinter and Vario models, Mercedes?Benz Vans now provides the complete spectrum from the urban delivery van to the large-capacity van and from 1.8 t to 7.5 t permissible gross vehicle weight. The comfortable Viano complements the product range in the large transporter vehicle sector. The Citan is as individual as the application areas of its customers. With three lengths and three variants, the Citan panel van, Dualiner and Traveliner constitute a comprehensive model range.
Instantly recognisable brand image with prominent radiator grille
A true Mercedes?Benz at first glance: the Mercedes?Benz Citan’s confident look is unmistakable. The characteristic appearance revolves around the confidently displayed, chrome-plated star in the prominent and sturdy radiator grille with its three sporty, perforated fins. The Citan’s distinctive headlamps and the arrow-shaped bonnet with its clearly defined edges are no less striking.
The pronounced arrow-shape of the radiator grille and the upright headlamps emphasise the dynamism of the Citan. The front headlamps with a clear-glass look catch the eye with a combination of matt grey areas and bright chromium plated elements. The optional front fog lamps and the standard daytime running lamps are integrated into the front bumper.
The trapezoidal cool air intake in the bumper emphasises the powerful appearance of the Citan. This feature is also a styling element typical of Mercedes?Benz and can also be found throughout, from the current compact-class passenger-car range right up to the new Actros. The interplay of positive and negative shapes lends a particular attractiveness to the face of the Citan.
From the side, the silhouette of this urban delivery van takes on an almost sporty air thanks to the wedge-shaped front section. In particular, it is the optional 15″ light-alloy wheels, flush with the outer edge of the wheel arch, which help the Citan to maintain a confident road stance.
An instantly recognisable rear with great attention to detail
The rear window in the Traveliner variant also emphasises width. Its angled lower edge takes up the line of the vertically arranged rear lights perfectly – the Citan provides a highly detailed example of the Mercedes?Benz designer’s skill. The clearly defined one-piece tail lights under clear red glass sport a pattern of bright and matt chrome plated lines.
On the versions with twin rear doors, the panel for the registration plate is located on the left-hand door which is the wider of the two asymmetrical doors. If the customer purchases the Mercedes?Benz Citan with a tailgate, the licence plate is centrally positioned.
With its unique appearance, the Citan stands out among urban delivery vans whilst easily finding its place alongside the Sprinter and the Vito in the family of Mercedes?Benz vans.
The powerful bumpers and numerous grained and unpainted plastic surfaces emphasise the robust and resilient character of the Citan. If a particularly elegant appearance is sought, Mercedes?Benz can also deliver the Citan with the bumpers, the housing for the exterior mirrors and the panel above the tail lights painted in the colour of the vehicle.
The refreshing look of the Citan is not designed as an end in itself. It is reflected in excellent aerodynamics, which in turn contributes towards minimising fuel consumption.
Quality: a true Mercedes?Benz right down to the very last detail
Joints, edges and surface recesses are precisely designed and no less precisely implemented. The appearance of the Citan conveys a feeling of quality at first glance. Any vehicle that sports the Mercedes star also sports Mercedes quality under the bonnet: the new urban delivery van, although manufactured in co-operation with a partner company, still meets every aspect of the high demands placed on a Mercedes?Benz. Thus the quality of the bodyshell was considerably improved by means of process optimisation.
In order to provide comprehensive protection against corrosion, the bodywork of the Citan is made only of fully galvanized sheet metal panels. Prior to painting, the complete bodywork is coated with cathodic dip priming. A second coat is applied to certain parts of the Citan, for example to the rear axle spring to protect it from stone chipping.
The wheel arch trim on the front and rear axles is made of plastic and improves protection against corrosion whilst also reducing noise level. A cavity protection agent with wax is also applied to cavities.
A comprehensive PVC seam sealant further supports corrosion prevention.
Finally and no less important, each Mercedes?Benz Citan is checked and approved by a team wearing the Mercedes star at the end of production.
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